§ Mr. Ernie Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what is the provision for infertility treatment in the Tayside health board area;
(2) what provision is made for infertility investigation in the Tayside health board area;
(3) whether Tayside health board has sought advice from this Department as to the most cost-effective and cost-efficient means of providing for infertility investigation and treatment in its area.
§ Mr. Stewart
A full range of infertility investigation and treatment is provided in Tayside heath board through General Medical Services and at Perth royal infirmary and Ninewells hospital.
Following the publication of the National Medical Advisory Committee report on infertility services in Scotland in March 1993, Tayside health board is examining the needs of its population in relation to infertility services.